Singapore Introduces New RoHS Requirements for Electrical and Electronic Equipment

Top Quote Singapore has published its new Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) for Electrical and Electronic Equipment. The new rules will come into effect on June 1, 2017. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) November 23, 2016 - Singapore has restricted six substances and their compounds for six categories of electrical and electronic equipment (EEE). Published on June 1, 2016, the Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) will come into effect on June 1, 2017.

    Singapore's RoHS applies to the following categories of EEE:

    Mobile phones
    Portable computers
    Refrigerators
    Air conditioners
    Panel televisions
    Washing machines

    The new regulations require the following substances and their compounds to be restricted to the following amounts:

    Cadmium and its compounds Less than 0.01%
    Hexavalent chromium Less than 0.1%
    Lead and its compounds Less than 0.1%
    Mercury and its compounds Less than 0.1%
    Polybrominated biphenyls Less than 0.1%
    Polybrominated diphenyl ethers Less than 0.1%

    The new restrictions compel manufacturers, traders and importers to provide a declaration letter and technical documentation, proving the products compliance with EN 50581:2012 standard, or otherwise prove compliance with the National Environment Agency's (NEA) requirements. The letter and documentation must be retained and should be produced upon request by the NEA.

    Singapore's RoHS was published under the Environmental Protection and Management Act (Amendment of Second Schedule) Order 2016, by the Ministry for the Environment and Water Resources (MEWR).

    SGS RoHS Services
    SGS offers the full-range of inspection, testing, certification, verification and training services. SGS's global footprint of 28 accredited RoHS laboratories means we can support product compliance with RoHS around the world. Learn more about SGS's RoHS Services (www.sgs.com/en/consumer-goods-retail/electrical-and-electronics/audio-video-and-household-appliances/rohs)

    SGS SafeGuardS keep you up to date with the latest news and developments in the consumer goods industry. Read the full Singapore RoHS (SG-RoHS) Requirement Will Come into Operation on June 1, 2017 SafeGuardS. (www.sgs.com/en/news/2016/10/safeguards-17116-singapore-rohs-requirement-will-come-into-operation)

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    For further information contact:
    YC Tham
    Laboratory Manager
    Tel:(+65) 6379 0155
    Email: cts.media ( @ ) sgs dot com
    Website: www.sgs.com/ee

    About SGS
    SGS is the world's leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company. SGS is recognized as the global benchmark for quality and integrity. With more than 85,000 employees, SGS operates a network of over 1,800 offices and laboratories around the world.

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